The major in Romance Languages at UGA provides expertise extending from the Middle Ages through current literary and cultural trends. Students tailor their coursework to one of four specializations: 1) French or Spanish with a minor language in French or Spanish; 2) Italian or Portuguese with a minor language in French or Spanish; 3) French or Spanish with a minor language in Italian or Portuguese; or 4) Ibero-American Comparative Studies (i.e. Western nations that were formerly colonies of Spain or Portugal).
Studying history means analyzing the many forces that shape human experience, and learning to see how heterogeneous societies are, even within a single historical moment. Students develop both depth and breadth of knowledge of geographical regions of the world, time periods in history, and thematic approaches to understanding social, political, and economic changes in human societies. And in the process they learn to handle complex evidence with subtlety and skepticism, and to speak and write with concision and force.
This study will use a comparative government approach to examine the political institutions, processes, constitutions, and functions of government within each of the two countries selected....
For example, in "Letter From Birmingham Jail", King, in his highly-impassioned and evocative style, submits a powerful essay that addresses racial segregation in the American South during the 1950s and 1960s....
The Certificate Program in African Studies is designed for the student who wishes to gain an international perspective about Africa and focus on a specific sociocultural aspect of the region (e.g. language, religion, or literature).
In some essays it is pivotal to stress particular points of comparison. If you are assigned to compare the novels of Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins for example, you should not emphasize that both of these authors are classical English writers. This fact is common knowledge and it is well-known to your tutor, and students. Talking about different analysis approaches to human minds would better show your understanding of the novels.
Some students use comparison/contrast techniques in their essays, in order to develop argument in later stages of their assignments. For example if you assert that the approach to the USSR was more effective during Truman's presidency than during Roosevelt's presidency, then the comparison/contrasting technique will help you to develop your contention.
We live in a global society where languages, literatures, and cultures intersect; it is more important than ever to broaden our scope beyond the English-speaking world. Comparative Literature is the study of common features in the literatures and traditions of more than one culture.
Therefore, Edmund is a more human character than Aaron." In order to really make this argument convincing, you would also need to begin by defining your most important terms: what it means to be "evil" & what it means to be "human." For an example of a comparative analysis paper from a former student that received an "A" grade, go .
''Figuring out how the world works interests me. I love being able to show students how ecology is applicable to them. Ecosystems of the World (ECOL 3880H) is great fun because as an Honors course with a smaller class size, it engenders itself to a great classroom dynamic and interactions with students. I use the lab section of my courses to get students understanding the process of collecting their own data for analysis and write-up. I constantly strive to get my undergrads involved in research and have up to 8-10 students working in my lab...''
Course topics range from computer-based education and its implications, graphics and media design, technology enhancements, emerging technology, instructional design, and multicultural perspectives on technology. Students are required to collaborate with schools and other organizations in implementing their educational products.